Video

Jackson Pollock at work

This video shows the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock in the process of action painting, which involved pouring and splashing paint (rather than applying it with a brush) to achieve a spontaneous effect.

  • Pollock Painting in Action (b&w footage), n.d. Filmed by Hans Namuth © Hans Namuth, Ltd.

  • Total running time: 1 min. 19 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Jackson Pollock
  • SFMOMA Release Date: October 2000
  • Part of Making Sense of Modern Art.